What becomes of Detroit?

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Detroit, once the fifth-largest city in America, has filed for bankruptcy. Hopefully the federal government will not bail out decades of mismanaging politicians with federal taxpayer dollars.

As with other cities whose elitist leaders seek to centrally control all aspects of citizens’ lives while lacking the competence to do so, Detroit is bankrupt. The producers have left the once-great city of 1.8 million leaving less than 700,000 – many who are parasites depending on the city teats. This did not take place quickly. It took more than 60 years!

It is similar to the current situation at the federal level. Hiring and promotions have been based on race instead of competence, while pay, tenure and benefits have been extraordinary. Parkinson’s Law – “work expands to fill the time available for its completion” – also may be used to explain the situation, especially the number of “special assistants to the president” (czars).

The Obama administration ignored centuries of contract law in the General Motors bailout. Union members were moved to the head of the line, and creditors were pushed back. Most in Detroit also are friends and supporters of the Democratic Party.

Will the federal courts follow the law? Will the lawyer-in-chief provide additional guidance?

Chuck Tatum

North Augusta, S.C.

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/22/13 - 06:16 am
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The Detroit bankrupcy started

The Detroit bankrupcy started with the 1967 riots, and the rise of foreign car makers and moving plants to foreign countries.

While the incompent leaders made it worse, there were a number of factors that led up to it.

There's more coming.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/22/13 - 07:18 am
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We are looking at the tip

More are coming.....while we play the fiddle.. guess what is burning.

SgtT
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SgtT 07/22/13 - 07:22 am
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Detrash

Detroit's problems started happening before the riots, and after the riots it really started going fast down hill when Coleman Young was elected. He was a racist, and the slide just continued. Take a look at Kwame Kilpartick, or Monica Conyers, and see more of Detroit problem. There were several Mayors who tried to turn things around Archer and Bing, but when working with the inept city council was like hitting a nail with your head instead of a hammer. Oblamer doesn't care about Detroit, all he cared about was the votes of the unions. Best thing for this city is what the EM did.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 07/22/13 - 07:39 am
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DetrOit is the first dOminO

in a lOng line of dOminOs
O and the rest Of the big gOv crOwd are just incOmpetent
Overt sOcialism dOesn't wOrk
hOw much less the cOvert fOrm?

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deestafford 07/22/13 - 08:03 am
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Three things killed Detroit: unions, liberal democratic rule,

and black patronage.

This morning as I was taking my morning exercise I listened to Bill Bennett's radio program "Morning in America" and a caller told about his daddy who was an automotive engineer in Detroit for 35 years. One day he called to have a TV moved in his office and the union member who came to the office said he could move it but since it was plugged into the wall he would have to put in a work request for an electrical union member to come and unplug it so he could then move the TV and the process would take about two days. That is just one example of how ridiculous the union contracts became and there are many other examples I could cite.

We all know about liberal democratic rule and how it has taken or is taking every city that is controlled totally by democrats is in economic trouble.

As for as black patronage goes look at the number of black Detroit politicians, to include a congressman's wife, are in prison. Look at who Detroit has as representatives in Congress and how long they have been there.

Bottom line is Detroit has brought it on itself. Currently, response time for the police is 58 minutes, 40 percent of street lights are out, 78,000 buildings are vacant, and only 1/3 of the ambulances are functional. They are worse than some third world countries and will only get worse...no one knows where the rock bottom will be; but, wherever it is, it is deserved.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/22/13 - 08:11 am
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deestafford

I totally agree with everything you just posted BUT guess what...where do rats go when the building is torn down?? I mean really...where do they go? To the next city--building or whatever is close enough to start all over again...it WILL SPREAD to others...we are dreaming if we think this is contained in that city.

We have to think outside the box on this....we can't rope the folks inside that place.. can we....many are coming to Atlanta...the csra is not that far away..

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nocnoc 07/22/13 - 08:14 am
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A problem that started generations ago and the political

leaders failed to address properly or correct leading up to riots.

Augusta too had a riot, May 11th, 1970 .
Like Detroit the wrong solutions were applied, for appeasement and votes until Augusta went Bankrupt. Then it was bailed out by Richmond Co. taxpayers via Consolidation.

An we all know what Consolidation has cost us.

So why doesn't Wayne County, the most populous County in the State of Michigan bail them out?

Because _________ fill in the blank yourself.

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Riverman1 07/22/13 - 08:46 am
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Toronto is a booming Canadian

Toronto is a booming Canadian city about 150 miles from Detroit. How can one city be so successful while one has died?

karradur
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karradur 07/22/13 - 08:49 am
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Wait a second.

Isn't this how RoboCop started?

karradur
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karradur 07/22/13 - 08:52 am
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Oh, fun fact.

All of these workers who are losing their pensions?

They all voluntarily opted out of paying into Social Security and instead put their money in a private retirement enterprise.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/22/13 - 08:55 am
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Well RM

Take the leaders--decision makers in Toronto & put them in Detroit & let them lead the city for 2 years or so....& then turn it over to the original crowd..now let's guess how long will it take for the city to tank again??

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RMSHEFF 07/22/13 - 09:01 am
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Which city will be next?

Which city will be next? ...or will it be a state like California or Illinois All the cities and states with financial problems have one thing in common.....they are all run by liberals. Liberals always have good intensions but when given control, leave a disaster behind.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/22/13 - 10:01 am
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karradur

They put their money in the Detroit Public pension fund, not a private investment fund. Too bad they trusted the government.

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Jake 07/22/13 - 10:16 am
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California

This state is on the rebound. While not completely out of the defecit woods, it is at least making progress to balance the budget. All under the leadership of Gov Jerry Brown. The previous governor, Arnold, could hardly be called a "liberal". So, does Georgia have any budget problems?

Young Fred
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Young Fred 07/22/13 - 10:30 am
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Jake, the previous governor,

Jake, the previous governor, Arnold, could hardly be called a conservative either!

Young Fred
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Young Fred 07/22/13 - 10:41 am
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Detroit is a glaring,

Detroit is a glaring, illustrative example of unfettered liberalism. Add Oakland and Trenton to that example. Some on here are trying to blame other factors. I think we all know, they’re simply trying to convince themselves in order to avoid unpleasant truths.

If there is to be any hope, the problems will have to be confronted honestly. Take the bull by the horns. Right now, I’m afraid too many are unwilling to be honest.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/22/13 - 11:12 am
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Jerry Brown

Yes, to his credit he has proposed a balance budget based on increase taxes and spending cuts. But, he hasn't addressed the issue that is discussed above. California has $170 Billion in unfunded pension plans. About 78% funded. According to the latest Pew Center info, Georgia is 85% funded. About $20 Billion short. Jerry will have to raise taxes even more. Has Michelson left the state yet? He picked a few extra bucks yesterday.

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rmwhitley 07/22/13 - 11:29 am
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Detroit
Unpublished

is the face of a city overrun with whites.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/22/13 - 11:30 am
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How can one city be so successful while one has died?

the preponderance of citizens on the teat.

Shortcomment
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Shortcomment 07/22/13 - 12:38 pm
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In the words of the TV ad man in New Detroit City - Robo Cop

I'd buy that for a Dollar.

NO on 2nd thought,
the EPA would likely fine me for owning a Haz-Mat site.

Pops
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Pops 07/22/13 - 08:40 pm
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Obama and the Congress

will force a bailout of this urban toilet. Watch.....

Darby
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Darby 07/22/13 - 10:08 pm
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"Toronto is a booming Canadian city about

150 miles from Detroit. How can one city be so successful while one has died?"

.
Now, that has GOT to be the classic rhetorical question.

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